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    Wheel+tire issues

    After a few battery packs in the snow outside my house today I noticed that when I got over 1/2 throttle the left front wheel would lift off of the ground and then start bouncing up and down almost like the wheel was improperly weighted. Is there a fix for this and more importantly how do I prevent it next time? Thanks

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    Wheel+tire issues

    Yep, remove the snow from the wheel and/or the water from the tire.
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    I had the same thing happen to me, noticed on the track after running on snow. My LHS recommended I drilled 4 holes 90 from each other on the tire, carefully not to damage the wheels, so the water could come out. I was skeptical at first, but it worked great

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    Did It and tires are perfect now, thanks ksb51rl and m3rcfh!

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    Hrmm I was experiencing the same issues... thanks all...

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    How big are the holes being drilled? I ran in the snow and water yesterday and when I squeeze the tires I get water spraying out of the drain holes in the wheel. Hope drilling holes in the tire will help.

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    Small philips screwdriver size.
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    I use a 1/8" drill bit in my dremel with very light pressure to more melt a hole than cut one. If I can, I put the hole in the center of a lug so there's more rubber around it. You want the holes in the center line of the tire. You really only need 2, 180 from each other on opposing sides of the tires.

    After running in wet conditions and before putting the truck away, slowly run it up to full speed somewhere dry. The centrifugal force will spin the water out of the holes in the tires as you get up to speed. Do a few passes to get as much out as you can, but if there's a lot of water, don't overdo it or you will just damage the truck/arm/shock/tire. Just ramp the speed up as you make a few passes. Doesn't usually take long.

    Been putting holes in all my tires for many years for this purpose. I rarely run in dirt/sand, but I do run in wet grass, snow, puddles at the skate parks quite frequently.

    If you run in dirt/sand a lot, then use a smaller bit, then less junk gets in the tires.
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